Monday, April 12, 2021

CryptoKicks - the future is here

Nike holds patent for blockchain-based sneakers called ‘CryptoKicks’

The US Patent Office has issued sportswear brand Nike‘s patent
for its blockchain-compatible sneakers dubbed “CrpytoKicks.”
The patent outlines a system whereby blockchain can be used to attach
cryptographically secured digital assets to a physical product, in this 
case a sports shoe.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Adidas Home of Culture

Another recent project I have been involved with behind and infront of the camera was this 
campaign my friend Mel thought up with Mr. Bianco about my home turf.
Star of the clip is the beautiful Steph, who's just a total pro infront of the camera.
For the film I took part as a sneaker advisor, talking about one of my favorite Adidas models, 
the Rivalry. 
I also got the chance to shoot some 'Kiez' pictures around my home for the print campaign, 
that promotes Steph and the campaign in Snipes Store in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Always a pleasure to work with the three stripes!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Snipes x adidas Share Her Power

Since I joined this project very spontaneously, I did not have to wait for too long to show you 
what I've recently worked on as a creative director.
A project about young women and their superpowers.
Here's a first peek at the 'Share Her Power' campaign for Snipes x Adidas with this great team:
Rebecca, Bene, mgvideox, Leeroy, Jana, Baetrix, Ana, trvnnng
Photography: Robin Wemmers
Videography: Hanke Brothers
H&M: Shani, Martina, Alexia

and these 3 superstars: Laura, Huda and Julia-Sarah

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Even IG Times made it to Sotheby's

Not a bad price for the whole set actually

David Schmidlapp founded the IGTimes in 1984, making it the first magazine devoted to 
aerosol art and culture. Schmidlapp first approached the project as an outsider, but soon 
became a collaborator with the various artists of the movement. 

In 1986, he teamed up with with legendary "writer" and Hip Hop pioneer Phase 2 (starting
with volume 8), with circulation growing from 2000 to 5000. In 1998, two years after
production ended, an edition of 100 complete sets were issued, or which this is number 2.
David Schmidlapp has been a New York City photography-based artist for the past five decades. 
Photography has been the binding thread for all his artistic endeavors, which have included 
projection, installation, photomontage, filmmaking, publishing and performance.

The IGTimes archive, consisting of thousands of pre-digital artifacts, was acquired Cornell 
University's Library to become part of their Hip Hop collection.
Complete sets have also been acquired by institutions such as MoMA, Getty, Stanford and Yale 
Via Sotheby's

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Collection at the Adidas Originals Store Berlin Pt II

Here's part II of my selection for the Adidas originals Store's reopening after an 
intense remodeling.
So the fact that I chose these models, probably comes to no surprise for many.
These three definitely represented the American influence on Berlin fashion. Because 
Basketball was not the most popular sport in the city and sport shoes where just 
becoming a fashion statement, if you wore one of the following models in the 80s or 
90s in Berlin, you had some sort of connection to the states. 
Either you lived in the American sector, went to an American school, had American 
relatives or just watched this crazy rap video on MTV and had a good connection to 
someone at PX.

One pair is pretty special in this trio. 
Not only because it is not mine, but mainly because it belongs to my older sister Laura 
and it is the very same pair, that fueled my love for sneaker in my teenage years, when 
she rocked these.
That baby blue Adidas Forum hi and more infos after the jump

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